21 June – This Day in History

This Day in History on 21st June

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On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 21st June. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

  • World Humanist Day (Humanism)
  • World Hydrography Day
  • International Surfing Day
  • International Yoga Day

Important Events:

P.V. Narasimha Rao

Chakravorty Rajgopalachari

1576: Mughal army defeated Rana Pratapsingh in the battle of Haldighat.
Ganendra Mohan Tagore was the first Indian to get the Barrister-at-Law Degree after passing the examination from Lincoln Inn University.
1930: Five hundred were hurt as police charged Bombay mob.
1941: Chakravorty Rajgopalachari became the First Indian Governor General of India.
1948: C. Rajagopalachari was appointed the first IndianGovernor General of Indian union
1988: Sikh activist bombers kill 30 in Amritsar.
1991: P. V. Narasimha Rao was sworn in as the ninth Prime Minister of India.
1997: Sethi claims sixth National billiards crown in Bangalore.

Birthday / Anniversary:

Sourendra Nath Kohli

1912: Vishnu Prabhakar, Indian author, and playwrig
Benazir Bhutto

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1916: Sourendra Nath Kohli,  Indian Navy admiral who served as the 9th Chief of the Naval Staff
1923: Sadanand Rege, Marathi poet, playwright, short-story writer, translator, and painter.
1941: Aloysius Paul D’Souza, Indian bishop
1952: Jeremy Vernon Coney, MBE, former New Zealand cricketer
1953: Benazir Bhutto, 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan

Death / Death Anniversary:

Keshavrao Baliram Hedgewar

Abid Hussain

1814: Gilbert Aliat Minto, Governor General of East Indian Company, died.
1906: Vyomeshchandra Banerjee, first president of All India Congress, passed away.
1940: Keshavrao Baliram Hedgewar, politician and founder of Rashtriya Swayansewak Sangh (RSS), passed away.
2012: Abid Hussain, Indian economist and diplomat, Indian Ambassador to the United States (b. 1926)
2012: Sunil Janah, Indian photographer and journalist (b. 1918)

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